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WorkSafeBC's 2014 construction high-risk strategy is a plan that involves the entire construction industry and focuses on 19 classification units where 72% of all construction-related loss time injuries occur.
See the latest report, detailing our progress on recommendations in the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan.
Bill 9 received Royal Assent on May 14 and contains a number of changes to Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act (the Act).
On May 7, 2015, in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Minister Bond tabled the WorkSafeBC 2014 Annual Report and 2015-2017 Service Plan. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance objectives and financial statements.
The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace.
The Table of Occupational Exposure Limits for Excluded Substances in Prevention Policy R5.48-1 has been amended to maintain the current exposure limits for substances listed on the 2015 new or revised Threshold Limit Values from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
In this issue: Tractor suppliers combine sales with safety know-how; Manufacturer reaps injury reduction benefits; New resources to protect workers driving clients; and more.
Today, April 28, thousands of workers, families, employers, and union members are remembering those who lost their lives on the job with ceremonies across British Columbia, Canada, and in a number of countries around the world.
This video series, developed in partnership with the BC Association of Restoration Contractors, shows the reactions from workers, contractors, and a homeowner to the dangers of asbestos.
A new telephone scam has callers fraudulently posing as WorkSafeBC representatives. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a phone call from WorkSafeBC, please contact our Employer Service Centre.
Stakeholders are invited to review and comment on the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s discussion paper on the Calculation of Long-Term Average Earnings for GECA workers.
If you work with tractors or PTOs, be sure to access our new safety checklists and frequently asked questions about working safely with tractors and equipment, available in English, French, Punjabi, and Spanish. This safety initiative coincides with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, happening from March 15 to 21.
On February 24, 2015, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015.
The Board of Directors approved an expedited public hearing to be held on February 20, 2015, to consider proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015.